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Ministry Boost Family Ministry Coaching groups consist of Children's Ministry, Student Ministry, and NextGen/Family Ministry leaders coming together to:

  • Share ideas
  • Exchange resources
  • Provide and receive accountability
  • Learn from one another

All of it happens in the context of the community that is formed among the group. In fact, most people who have participated in a coaching group would say that relationships are the thing they valued the most.

Ministry Coaching
Ministry Mastermimds



Coaching Groups will meet for 9 months

Groups run from February through October

Calls will take place on Zoom each month for 2 hours

The size of groups will vary from 5-15 leaders


These new family ministry coaching groups are for anyone who serves in:

Children's Ministry
Youth/Student Ministry
NextGen/Family Ministry

Groups will be a mix and we will seek to place people in groups with other leaders who serve in similar roles and contexts. 

If you serve in any of those roles, Coaching is for YOU. 

Ministry Boost Membership


Coaching will require a membership to Ministry Boost Membership, which gives you access to over 50 courses and resources that we'll use throughout the coaching experience. Plus, you also get: 


  • Private Facebook Group
  • Group Text Access
  • 1-on-1 Calls with Your Coach
  • Bonus Guest Q&A Interviews
  • An exclusive invite to an in-person gathering…


Every leader who participates in Coaching will be invited to an in-person gathering.

Here are the details:

We'll visit and learn from some local churches

We'll cover the cost of the meals we have together (lunch and dinner on Wednesday and lunch on Thursday), and you'll cover your lodging, travel, and other meals while you're there. You might even opt to stick around for the weekend and attend services at one or more churches.

Mariners Church

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Max of 15 Per Group | Private Community | Practical Resources
Membership Content | 1-on-1 Calls | Bonus Guest Q&As

2-Hour Calls Monthly | Idea Sharing | 9 Months Long


Most ministry coaching experiences cost between $1,800-$3,000. This is true for youth/student ministry coaching as well as other roles. In addition, there aren't many coaching groups for children's ministry and family/nextgen ministry leaders.

Ministry Boost coaching is designed to be much more affordable so more leaders can get access to coaching. We believe coaching + content gives leaders the best chance to develop their ministries. 

Ministry Boost Membership is required along with Coaching, as we will lean on much of the membership content throughout the coaching experience.


Is Ministry Boost Membership REQUIRED?

Yes, membership is required for Coaching participants. We'll actually use Ministry Boost Membership content throughout the coaching program to help you make strides in your ministry development.

Okay, so what is the total cost then?

Membership is $27/month. Coaching is $70/month if you pay monthly, so that's $97/month for 9 months ($873).

If you pay in full upfront, your total cost would be $450 for Coaching and $243 for 9 months of membership ($693), the equivalent of $77/month.

In either case, we hope you'll continue your membership after Coaching wraps up as you continue. to build your ministry.

How will groups be made up? By role? Church size?

For the most part, groups will be mixed in terms of staff roles. Depending on registrations, some role-specific groups may be formed. However, the content and focus of Coaching groups will not be role-dependant. We're going to address topics and concepts that apply across the board to all of family ministry. 

Beyond that, groups may be formed based on church size, location, and your availability for the monthly calls. 

Can I split the cost up between two budget years?

Yes. If you have unused budget funds left and want to apply that before the fiscal year turns, you can do that and pay the balance out of next year's funds. Just email us at

Can multiple staff from our church participate?

Absolutely. In that case, make sure you get the Entire Staff Membership ($47/month) and register for coaching separately for each staff person. Let us know if you want to be in the same groups or not. 

Will I have FOMO if I can't attend the in-person gathering?

Probably, but the in-person gathering is a bonus option and you won't need that experience to benefit from Coaching. If you're from a cold-weather area like Nick, you're definitely going to miss the California weather. Kenny doesn't know how good he has it.

Could there be an additional in-person gathering at the end?

If there is, we think it might be on the other side of the country (where the weather is also warm).


Kenny Conley

Kenny Conley

Kenny, a 20-year veteran of kids and family ministry, currently serves as the Children's Pastor at Mariners Church in Irvine, CA. His passion to see the next generation come to know and follow Christ propels him to constantly rethink how the church approaches ministry to kids, students and their families. Kenny loves to network and collaborate with ministry leaders around the world to push ministry to new levels. Kenny writes at and

Nick Blevins

Nick Blevins

Nick and his wife Jennifer have been married for over a decade and are blessed with their 2 kids, Isaac & Mackenzie. Nick serves on the leadership team at Community Christian Church and leads the NextGen Ministry staff team. Nick loves to help church leaders work on their ministry (not just in it) and he is a certified Church StratOp facilitator, helping churches walk through the proven strategic planning process of StratOp. You can find his writing, free resources, and weekly interviews with family ministry leaders at